123:5-1-13 Biobased products bid preference policy.

(A) The department of administrative services, other state agencies and state institutions of higher education must procure biobased products that fall within the designated item categories list in the current version of the catalog compiled by the United States department of agriculture and maintained by the department of administrative services on its website. State agencies must procure equipment, materials, and supplies in accordance with procedures set forth in rule 123:5-1-14 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Requests for proposal and invitations to bid will contain a statement that biobased products may be considered and that a preference may be applied for those biobased products meeting the specifications set forth in the bidding document.

(C) The minimum content for the anticipated biobased purchase shall be derived from the United States department of agriculture's determination of minimum content for the designated item.

Effective: 11/22/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/22/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 125.092(E)
Rule Amplifies: 125.091, 125.092